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Mathematics & Computer Science

 

Dr. Edward Letzter, Chair

Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Mathematics
215-204-7847
Wachman Hall, Room 632
bdats@temple.edu

Dr. Jie Wu, Chair

Dr. Anthony Hughes, Faculty Advisor

Department of Computer & Information Science
Wachman Hall, Room 1039
215-204-7910

hughes@temple.edu

This program is intended for students who are interested in computer science and mathematical computing. It provides a solid knowledge of theoretical computer science and its mathematical foundations and compares favorably with other theoretically-oriented computer science programs. The program is particularly recommended to those students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in computer science or computational mathematics.

 

Bachelor of Science

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)

  • Math 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement: C+IN SC 4298, C+IN SC 4397, C+IN SC 4398, MATH 2196, MATH 3098, or MATH 4096.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
    • New freshmen students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (25-26 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
    • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (34-35 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.

 

2. College Requirements

  • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

 

3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (78-80 s.h.)

  • Nine (9) Computer & Information Science courses are required (36 s.h.): C+IN SC 1068, 1166, 2107, 2166, 2168, 3207, 3223 and two (2) C+IN SC electives at the 3000 level or above which must be approved by C+IN SC faculty advisor.
  • Nine (9) Mathematics courses are required (31 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042, 2043, 2101, 3003 or 3098, 3031 or 3033, 3043 and two (2) Math electives at the 3000 level or above which must be approved by the Math faculty advisor (Math 2196 can count for one for the electives, provided it is taken prior to Math 3098 and Math 3141). 
  • Two (2) Science courses are required (8 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033 and 1032/1034 or Physics 1061 and 1062.
  • One (1) capstone course is required (3-4 s.h.): C+IN SC 4398 or Math 4096.

 

Suggested semester by semester plan

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 1068 Program Design & Abstraction 4  
MATH 1041 Calculus I 4 QB
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15   
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 2168 Data Structures 4  
MATH 1042 Calculus II 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 1166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing I 4  
MATH 2043 Calculus III 4  
MATH 2101 Linear Algebra 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 2107 Computer Systems & Low-Level Programming 4  
C+IN SC 2166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing II 4  
MATH

MATH
3031

3033
Introduction to Probability Theory
     or
Introduction to Probability Theory with Lab
3

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     4-5  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 3207 Introduction to Systems Programming & Operating Systems 4  
MATH

MATH
3003

3098
Theory of Numbers (F)
     or
Modern Algebra (F)
3

3


WI
Chemistry

Physics
1031/1033

1061
General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Elementary Classical Physics I
4

4
SA

SA
General Education / Elective Credits     4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC 3223 Data Structures & Algorithms                                                 4  
MATH   3000+ Math Elective^ 3  
Chemistry

Physics
1032/1034

1062
General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
Elementary Classical Physics II
4

4
SB

SB
General Education / Elective Credits     4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC   3000+ C+IN SC Elective* 4  
MATH 3043 Numerical Analysis I (F) 4  
MATH   3000+ Math Elective^ 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
C+IN SC   3000+ C+IN SC Elective*        4  
C+IN SC

MATH
4398

4096
Projects in Computer Science
     or
Senior Problem Solving (S)
4

3
WI

WI
General Education / Elective Credits     8-9  
Subtotal     16  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Mathematics & Computer Science 78-80  
General Education / Elective Credits 43-45  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 123  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

^Math electives must be 3000 or higher, and they must be approved by the math program advisor.  (Math 2196 can count for one for the electives, provided it is taken prior to Math 3098 and Math 3141.)

*C+IN SC electives must be 3000 or higher, and they must be approved by the C+IN SC program advisor.

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